The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner:|
"There have kings been born in stables," said the stranger.
Then Peter saw that he was joking, and laughed. "It must have been a long
time ago; they don't get born there now," he said. "Why, if God Almighty
came to this country, and hadn't half-a-million in shares, they wouldn't
think much of Him."
Peter built up his fire. Suddenly he felt the stranger's eyes were fixed
"Who gave you your land?" the stranger asked.
"Mine! Why, the Chartered Company," said Peter.
The stranger looked back into the fire. "And who gave it to them?" he